* I posted this on a couple of forums last week and after so many nice comments and the badgering of my lovely wife, I'll share it here now too*
I didn't manage to get anything bushcraft-y done, but after being stuck indoors all day yesterday I just had to get out into the forest today and I figured I could share some pics of my wanderings.
I'm aiming to supply all of our firewood from our forest using only handtools which means I almost always carry a GB felling ax, takedown bucksaw, Bahco Laplander folding saw and a GB hatchet, as well as water, snacks, etc. But we're in that awkward season when the garden cart has been parked for the winter and the sled is waiting for more snow. So for now I leave the bucked firewood in the forest and I'll come back with the sled and the harnessed dog in a few weeks to haul it all home.
The bridge that divides the farm from the forest
I take dozens of pics of this collapsing bridge throughout the year. I don't know why, I just love it. It runs from the woodlot to one of the islands in our pond.
Crossing the bridge
My work buddy Strider
The lookout point over the neighboring farms to the hills of Gatineau park in the distance
A windstorm earlier this year simply ripped and peeled dozens of trees right off the rocky hill, meaning the saw has been getting much more work than the ax lately.
One of the old firepits and concrete/iron grills from 26+ years ago when the land was a kid's summer camp. There are supposedly 200 of these spread throughout the forest but so far I have only found 8!
No fire for me today though, I had a thermos of my wife's homemade beans instead :D
*click on the pics to see a larger version*